Our 2014 ASMC National Capital Regional PDI is a vibrant partnership across the major ASMC Washington area Chapters (Washington, Potomac, Quantico, DIA, NRO, Fort Meade, Mount Vernon) - to optimize our DoD enterprise education and learning, diaogue, networking, as well as enhance our fund-raising results for charites and scholoarships. Last year our event sold out, with over 1000 government and industry professionals attending this worthwhile conference to learn, share insights, and help advance critical business outcomes for the support of our warfighters.
Our 2014 ASMC National Capital Region PDI theme is:
DoD Resource Management: Vital Professionalism in Tough Times
The DoD Financial Management triumvirate - military, civilian, and contractor professionals has been challenged by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to cut spending, accelerate audit, enhance professional advancement, and smartly modernize. We must shift our current path with wiser choices to reform our business environment faster, cheaper, and with less risk -- in order to achieve operating effectiveness, auditability, and reprogram critical funds for national security. Operational readiness begins with fiscal readiness!
PLEASE join us on Thursday March 13, 2014 at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, D.C. for a terrific day of learning, dialogue, collaboration, networking, and certification (7 CPE/CETs). There is no cost for our active Military/Government ASMC members to ensure attendance. Invited keynote speakers this year include Honorable Bob Hale, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and CFO.
We are working to make the ASMC National Capital Regional PDI an exciting, relevant event for our talented, diverse workforce in the Washington area. In addition to the 7 CPE/CETs that would be achieved by attendance at the PDI, we are hoping to offer one or two two-hour mini-courses that would qualify towards the FM certification competencies. We will update the website as we have additional information.
Given the current budget realities -- that impact funding for government training -- our Chapter is continuing our policy (implemented in 2013) in 2014 to offer ASMC government members attendance for no cost at this training event. We are confident offering our government members the opportunity to receive valuable professional training and CPE credentials at no cost is a win/win for our Chapter membership and the DoD overall. This policy shift was unanimously approved (per our ASMC Washington Chapter By-Laws) by our Executive Board, and falls within both parameters set by Federal Regulation (5 C.F.R. 2635.204(g)) as well as precedent set by Federal training events that routinely exercise this policy (e.g. AGA FFS Summit 10 Jan 2013).